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Citizen Journalism

Three tips for bringing a fresh perspective to your reporting

Whether you've been covering the same beat for years or are reporting on your hometown for the first time, it’s possible to miss a great story because you're too close to your subject.

Antigone Barton | September 26, 2013

How Syria's citizen journalists are developing their skills, ethical standards

Citizen journalists in Syria are documenting a reality many professionals cannot.

Margaret Looney | September 16, 2013

In rural India, a hub for tech, mobile innovation gives isolated people a voice

A former farm is now home to mobile news service CGnet Swara, a media innovation lab and a citizen journalist training center.

Elisa Tinsley | September 05, 2013

Tapping into sources of news in remote communities

Babatunde Akpeji is helping citizen journalists in the Niger Delta region bring their health coverage to Nigeria's mainstream news outlets.

Antigone Barton | August 06, 2013

Editor: 'Our advantage comes from the good content generated by our users'

IJNet talks with the editor of Indonesia's Kompasiana website, which has 2,000 contributors who publish 800 articles daily.

Jessica Weiss | July 19, 2013

Empowering women at the intersection of journalism and technology

A new network launches to help women learn and lead interactive journalism.

Mariana Santos | July 15, 2013

New tool empowers a citizen journalism community in Mozambique

Citizen Desk enables news organizations to more effectively incorporate citizen journalism into their work.

Jessica Weiss | July 08, 2013

How to boost citizen reporting

Citizen reports can bring context, nuance and a broader range of voices to the news. But most newsrooms could do more to engage the public in stories.

Jessica Weiss | July 05, 2013

How farmers use text messages to report the news in rural Indonesia

Nearly 200 indigenous farmers in remote villages are using cell phones to report on land grabbing, illegal logging and illicit land clearing.

Jessica Weiss | July 02, 2013

Women in rural India capture untold stories with video

How the Video Volunteers organization trains new reporters in shooting, editing and reporting to expose corruption and government neglect across 24 Indian states.

Paromita Pain | June 27, 2013

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